Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

11 March 2018
Mothering Sunday


Depart from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it.”
Psalm 34:14

We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


Readings this week –4th Sunday of Lent: Mothering Sunday
Exodus 2:1-10; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Luke 2:33-35

Readings for next week – 5th Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33

Lent Course 2018: Faith in Deed

Tuesdays in Lent, 2.30pm

We are sharing our Lent Course with the Methodist congregation in Horsford. Do come along as we explore the letter of James.

13 March             All Saints Church

20 March             Methodist Chapel

27 March             All Saints Church


Hevingivers Community Barn Dance - Friday 16 March, 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm                     This is to be held at Hevingham Village Hall to raise funds for Hevingham Church Roof.        The cost is £8 for adults and £2 for children. Hot food will be available but please bring your own drinks. Contact Sharon on 07443 563770 to book your tickets.

Praying for the Benefice at Norwich Cathedral - Tuesday 20 March, 5.30pm 

Please go along and be part of this special service as they remember us in prayer.

Easter Activity Morning and Egg Hunt - Easter Saturday 31 March,                                    10.00 am - 12 noon Horsford Church

Can you help?
We need 2 people to help with refreshments; 1 person to welcome; 3 to 5 people to set up and/or help with activities; a poster and invitation designed to advertise the morning and people to help Margaret to do the planning.

If you can help or would like more details, please chat to Margaret.

Diocesan Lent Appeal

The Diocesan Lent Appeal this year is supporting a remote community in Papua New Guinea. Please take a leaflet, prayer card and stickers if you wish to use them on a collection jar during Lent.

Easter Cards …
…will be delivered to every home in the Benefice during March. There are about 300 cards left to do in Horsford.  If you can help, please sign up and collect the cards.

Easter Lilies

Both Hevingham and Horsford are having Easter Lilies for Easter Sunday. If you would like to remember a loved one who has died by donating a lily, please contact Crystal (754427) at Hevingham or Rosemary (483133) at Horsford. An amount of £3.50 is suggested.

Norfolk Churches Trust Cycle Ride

This has raised £173.97 for All Saints, the cheque being received this week. Thank you to those of you who cycled for us.

This year’s cycle ride is Saturday 15 September.

Church Cleaning

Thank you to all who helped at Felthorpe’s church clean on Thursday. The church looks lovely.

Pray  for…

…..those being baptised:

Adrian, Felthorpe, 2.30pm, 11 March
Rosie, Horsford, 2.30pm, 25 March;

…..Fair Trade Fortnight, starting on Monday 26th February;

…..the AWAs as they take their first service this afternoon (Journeys)

… and friends of Peter Rogers whose funeral is taking place on Tuesday at St Faith’s Crematorium;

…..the residents and staff of New Dawn and Grenville Court in Horsford and The Old Rectory in  Hevingham






18 March

10.30am Benefice Service, Hevingham

Holy Communion

25 March

Palm Sunday

8.45 am
Holy Communion

10.00 am
Morning Worship


11.00 am
Holy Communion

29 March
Maundy Thurs


7.00 pm
Strip the Altar


30 March
Good Friday

11.00 am
Stations of the cross

1.30 pm
Walk of Witness to Methodist Chapel

3.30 pm

1 April
Easter Sunday

8.45 am
Holy Communion

10.00 am
Holy Communion


11.00 am
Holy Communion

8 April

10.30 am Benefice Service, Horsford
Holy Communion

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesdays – Horsford

Our Benefice Team:


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Day off: Thursday


Associate Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Assistant Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:




Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Derek Muspratt

Wendy Tooby

01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 755432

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


If you would like to contribute to the Weekly News Sheet,

please contact Liz Sankey by Wednesday 5:00 pm


Benefice Website………

Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Sue Muspratt

Horsford: Shirley Mather

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